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{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

Owls are so much fun to make and can be used for a variety of occasions or just for fun.  Use these owls for platesetters, room decor, or for pretend play.

There are a large number of owl patterns available for free with a quick google search.  I used a sewing pattern and just cut it out onto paper. I finished the owls with a quick paper stand.

Here is the link for the pattern: http://petitelefant.com/diy-owl-bean-bag/

Kids Craft Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows 14

Materials Needed:

  • 3 Coordinating Colored Cardstock
  • Glue Stick
  • Sheer Ribbon
  • 3 Small Buttons
  • Scissors
  • Mini Bowdabra
  • Hair Bow Tool & Ruler
  • Bowdabra Bow Wire

Instructions:

1. Begin with the owl cut outs and all the materials you will need to make this fun paper kids craft.

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

 

2. Glue all the pieces of the owl cut outs together.  Mix and match the card stock for colorful playful owls.

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

 

3. Place the Hair Bow Tool & Ruler (metric side) onto the Mini Bowdabra.  Cut 12″ of Bowdabra Bow Wire and fold the wire in half.  Place the wire into the Mini Bowdabra.

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

 

3. Place the ribbon into the Mini Bowdabra and create a tail at the 4cm mark.

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

 

4. Fold the ribbon at the 3cm mark for your first loop.

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

 

5. Create a matching 3cm loop on the other side.  Make two 2cm loops for the final loops.

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

 

6. Cut the ribbon from the spool creating a second 4cm tail.

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

 

7. Scrunch down with the Mini Bowdabra Wand.

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

 

8. Place the two wire ends through the loop.

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

 

9. Pull tightly.

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

 

10. Remove the bow from the Mini Bowdabra and knot the wire at the back of the bow.

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

 

11. Hot glue a small embellishment (like a button) in the center of the bow.  Spiral the remaining Bowdabra Bow Wire.  Glue the bow onto the owl’s ear.

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

 

12. Follow the instructions to make bows for all the owls.

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

{Kids Craft} Paper Owls with Bowdabra Bows

 

Tutorial by Bowdabra Designer Sarah

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